Hey everyone, this is Matthew Bell with Startup Revival. I want to wish all of you a very, very happy New Year, and because we haven’t spoken to you in a little bit of time we want to wish you a belated happy holiday season. We hope you had a very merry Christmas and enjoyed such a wonderful time with your families. I know we haven’t been in a regular cadence for podcasts recently but that’s only because we had a very, very busy end to 2017. So we’re now able to catch our breaths and get back into the groove of creating podcast content and video content for you guys. Thank you all to who have been emailing us. We truly appreciate it. We love all the feedback and support and just generally appreciate the opportunity to get to know you guys on a one-to-one basis.
So, for this week’s podcast, I have a special word I want to share with you. This word was originally released by Brenda Kunneman, a highly well-known and sought-after speaker and pastor. It was published in the product God Today, which is something that my business partner Rafael Simpson and myself launched in partnership with God TV. So you can check out God Today at www.getgodtoday.com and sign up for a free trial. I encourage you to do so. It is a daily premium video, essentially a motivational video subscription designed to take you into the presence of God and to take you closer to God on a daily basis as we start our days. So check it out at getgodtoday.com. You can start a free trial there. There’s lots of great content and archival content that you can go through and you’ll get a daily video straight to your inbox every day, and you can also download the mobile app and take it with you wherever you want.
So, for today, we’re going to share with you one of the daily videos. Again, this is by Brenda Kunneman. It is about entering into a new season, something that I believe that God is doing on a broader basis for the church as well as us individually and definitely for our businesses and our professional lives and our families. Twenty seventeen, I don’t know about you guys but was a challenging year, a year of great healing and stretching and renewal that the Lord took me through, and I believe he wants to take us all into a new season in 2018. So I pray that for you, I hope that it applies to your businesses, I declare that it will, and I declare that 2018 is going to be a year of great blessing and prosperity and fruit for our personal lives as well as for our businesses.
So, enjoy this message. I hope it blesses you and we look forward to bringing more great speakers and content to you in the coming year.
Hello, friend. I’m Brenda Kunneman of Lord of Hosts Church and One Voice Ministries in Omaha, Nebraska. Welcome to God Today.
You know, many statistics say that the holiday season, the Christmas season, is some of the most difficult times for so many people. Instead of it being a season of celebration for many people, so often it’s a time where people deal with depression, discouragement, and they face so many difficulties in their life. But I want to encourage you today to see this Christmas season as the embarking on a brand new season.
You know, when Jesus came back in the Bible, the Scripture reminds us that he was the transition between an old season and a new season. When angels made the announcement, “Peace on earth, goodwill toward men,” God was declaring that this is a time when a new season has come to humanity.
I want you to see this year, this special Christmas, as a new season for your life. God is doing something brand new. Whatever happened in the previous year, whatever happened last year, that season is over and God is saying that there is a new time and something brand new coming to your life. Jesus is bringing you into a brand new place. There is goodwill coming to your life and I prophetically declare that over you to see the goodwill of God coming upon you.
God is not mad at you. God is not upset with you in any area of your life. He is here to help you. He is declaring, “This is your next season of goodwill from heaven.” The heavens are open over your life in this coming year, and so just see this Christmas as a time to lift your hands, to rejoice, to declare blessing that you are coming into something new.
Right now I prophesy over you and I make this decree and this declaration and I say that a new season has come upon you. Every place where it seems that the heavens have been closed, we break that. We say in Jesus’ name now that the heavens are opened upon you and that blessings begin to pour out in abundance in this new time. And we say that whatever the devil tried in the past, that time is over and that you will declare from your lips, “It is certainly a merry Christmas because God Himself is smiling upon me and upon my family and something is about to take place.” And I declare this even over you that whatever difficulties have been in your family in this past year, this Christmas it takes a shift in the Spirit for the better and there’s unity where there’s been strife. There is blessing where there’s been difficulty. There is abundance where there has been deficit. And I say this Christmas over you marks a season of increase and a transfer into something fresh and something new. I declare that blessing over you right now.
God is not mad at you. God is not upset with you in any area of your life. He is here to help you. He is declaring, “This is your next season of goodwill from heaven.”